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I think you are trying to solve this "the old way", with some kind of centralized switching. Today, what you are calling in your post "CPU and modem" is typically accomplished by the addition of what has become VERY inexpensive microprocessors and single-chip radio transceivers. There are several examples of this even in the realm of devices for makers and ...


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For IoT applications (Internet of Things) no new wires will be required. Most devices use WiFi radio, or a wireless mesh network like Bluetooth or Zigbee or Z-Wave. For conventional home control Insteon is a brand of home automation products that runs signals over the existing house wiring. Only a few high speed signals, like those for a PC or video ...


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I'm not sure of particular products or solutions, but I will say that hardwiring any of it is quickly becoming obsolete. Technology will advance which will downsize the products and make everything more convenient. Right now there are already the Belkin switches that fit in a regular switch box, connect over wifi and with existing electrical wires, and can ...


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Wow! I hope you have some time to devote to this. This area has exploded in recent years with everybody and their mom getting into it. Basically you can do anything you have the desire (and money) to do. Here is just one web site of a group that has an open source agnostic home automation system. http://www.openhab.org Get youself an Arduino or ...


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Yes, you have a couple different options in today's market. The cheapest would be a plug in timer that has to be manually set. As long as your schedule stays consistent, then this is a good option as it's well rounded and very useful. They make both ones with the push dials (as shown below) and ones with electronic displays, both are still relatively cheap. ...



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